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PAGE 6 THE FLORALA NEWS- WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012 Obituaries Church Services Church Activities Meetings BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Robert Glass and Bethel Baptist Church mem- bers welcome everyone to their services. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Services 11 a.m Sunday night 6 p.m. Wednesday night Bible Study 6 p.m. For more info call (850) 834-3440, 850-951-0916. Bethel Baptist Church is located on Highway 331 Paxton, FL. CHAPEL HILL BAPTIST CHURCH Chapel Hill Baptist Church members and pastor, Dennis Sims, invite you to join their services on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. for Sunday School; 11 a.m. for Morning Worship; Sun- day evening services at 5 p.m. Wednesday Worship and Prayer service begins at 6:30 p.m. Ladies' meetings are on the third Thursday of each month in different homes at 6:30 p.m. Located seven miles east of Florala on Hwy 54. Church cookbooks on sale for $10, call 858-6843 or 858-6074. Vacation Bible School will be held July 15th-20th. FUN for all!H Starts Sunday 5 p.m. and will continue Mon.-Fri. 6-8:30 PM. Adult classes taught. Meal will be served everyevening. If children need a ride, we'll get you there! Call Gerry Kimbril 334-504-5020. CHURCH OF CHRIST The Church of Christ at Florala meets at 827 3rd Street (Hwy 55) Florala. Sunday - Bible study 9 a.m. and10 a.m., worship service 11 a.m., Wednesday- mid-week Bible study 7 p.m. Greg Smith is evangelist. CLEAR SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH Rev. Burdette Docter, pastor and congregation of Clear Springs Baptist Church invites all to worship, fellowship and celebrate God's presence. Sunday morning Bible study classes, 9:45 a.m., Worship Service, 11 a.m. Wednesday night prayer meeting, 6:30 p.m..Clear Springs Baptist Church is located at 1284 Highway 85 N. Amazing Wonders Aviation, a one week Vacation Bible School, will be held 6-8 p.m. on July 15-19. Family Night will be on July 2fiat 6 p.m. Children ages 6-18 may attend free. Adults will,also have the opportunity to participate in a Bible study. Each night will be packed full of fun with music, crafts, snacks and Bible study. For more information call the church office at 850-834-2431. DAMASCUS BAPTIST CHURCH Damascus Ba ptist Church extends an invitation to every- one to attend Sunday School 10 a.m. and church 11 a.m., discipleship training 6 p.m. and evening worship 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings 6 p.m. for Bible study and prayer meeting. The church is located on the Wing hwy. by K. William Cook "I am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, says the Lord" Losing The Will To Fight {Part Three) As we continue to contemplate the thing that robs and weakens our spiritual strength and resolve to wage war against evil, we must also consider thoughtfully the question of God before us and give him an answer. "I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I swear unto your fathers; and I will never break my covenant with you: and you shall make no covenant with the inhabitants of this land; you shall break down their altars. But you have not hearkened unto my voice: why have you done this?" ludges 2:2-3 God in essence is saying to his people: Why have you broken the covenant between us and gone after the gods and values of the heathen? Why have you considered me unfaithful and unrighteous to fulfill my promise? What have 1 done to you that you would treat me like this? It's not that the Lord Jehovah doesn't know the answer to those questions, the fact is, the children of Israel didn't know and you and I don't completely understand the reason why we are so easily drawn away from God. "The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly corrupt: who can know it?" leremiah 17:9 However, whether we understand it or not, breaking an agreement with God has life-threatening consequences. God places this question before us for one reason. It is the same reason a drug addict or an alcoholic cannot receive help until they face the problem We must all look within ourselves and into our own conscience, (face to face, heart to heart) and admit, "I have a problem:' There is something wrong in my life and its bigger and more powerful than I can control, "I need help!" It's 9nly when we reach this point and cry out to God with a true and pure heart that his help will come. Listen to me! When you can no longer cope with the drugs. When you no longer find pleasure in perverted sexual activities and abuse of your body. When life is coming against you and you have no power to face it or can find no sense of control. There is help in God. There is a God in heaven who cares for you and longs to take you into his arms, love you, and forgive all your sins and wrongdoings. In his greatest act of love Jesus came down from heaven to earth and lived as a man. He taught humanity how to' please God and live rightly. So, me people hated him for it and nailed him to an old rugged cross. But that too was in the plan of God. Jesus Christ willingly gave his life so that you and I could be forgiven and enjoy a right relationship with God. If you turn to him with all your heart, he will cleanse and forgive you of all sins and make you into a brand new person. The Lord wants us to take a look at ourselves and see our condition and realize our need for him. 0nly God can change a life. Only God can cleanse a heart. Only God can take a ruined life and make it brand new. He's a miracle-working God, and if you're willing, he can make a miracle out of you. God is faithful to lais covenant and is looking for people who are obedient to the kindness of his grace. Who grasp the dangers of compromise. Who realize the land is full of wickedness, unrighteousness, and haters of heaven that follow the god of this world and offer their minds, bodies, and lives to him. There can be no fellowship between the children of darkness and the children of light. Between Jesus Christ and Satan. Can you hear it? Can you hear the faint voice of Joshua crying from the past, saying, "If it seem evil unto you t serve Jehovah, choose you this.day whom you will serve..." loshua 24:15 EMMANUEL APOSTOLIC CHURCH Emmanuel Apostolic Church, "]815 Ninth Street, Florala invites all to worship. Service times are Sunday praise and worship 10:30 a.m., morning worship 11:30 a.m. No evening services. Pastor is Rev. Danny Kendrick. FAITH DELIVERANCE APOSTOLIC CHURCH Pastor Belcher and the Faith Deliverance Apostolic Church family invites you to come and worship the Lord with them in spirit and in truth. (St. John 4:23- 24). Sunday - 9:45 a.m. prayer, Sunday school - 10 a.m., morning service - 11:15 a.m., 2nd Sunday night - 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible class - 7 p.m. and children's church - 7 p.m. Bishop Nathan- iel Belcher is pastor. The ch urch is located at 28 Kickapoo Street, Lockhart, AL. For more information call the church at (334) 858-7328 or home phone at 858-7203. FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD First Assembly of God services are Sunday school 9:45 a.m., Children's Church 10:45 a.m., morning worship 10:45 a.m., and evening worship at 6 p.m. Teen choir/drama prac- tice is held Monday at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. along with Teens On Track, Kids For Christ and Adult Bible Study. Joy Fellowship last Tuesday night of each month at 6 p.m Nursery provided. Pastor is Brother Ray Bundy. Everyone welcomed and invited to attend all servic- es. Anyone who needs a ride, call 858-6357/858-6435. FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH The members of-First Lutheran Church warmly invite you to worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Then stay for refreshments and Adult Bible Study and children's Sunday School. Pastor, Reverend Jack Betz, speaks from the Gospel each Sunday of Jesus' love for each of us. Known throughout the com- munity as a friendly and serving church that welcomes new- comers. The church is located on Route 331 very near the Florida line (24213 5th Avenue) in Florala. Call 334-858-3515 for more specific directions. FLORALA BIBLE METHODIST CHURCH Florala Bible Methodist Church located at Christian Life Village. Services 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morn- ing Worship; 6 p.m. Evening service and 6 p.m Wednesday prayer meeting. Phone 850-834-2984. Pastor is Rev. Joe Christian. GATEWAY BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Hansard and the members of Gateway Baptist Church, extends a warm invitation to worship with them in a friendly atmosphere each Sunday. Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m. Relevant preaching at 11 aim. and 6 p.m. from the Word of God, meets the need of the whole family. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Everyone enjoys regular fellowship and a nursery is available as needed. They are located on Highway 331 two blocks North of Main Street. Call Pastor James Hansard at 334-858-3501 for additional information. LOCKHART BAPTIST CHURCH Lockhart Baptist Church located on Highway 55 in Lock- hart cordially invites you to worship. Sunday school 9:45 a.m., morning worship 11 a.m. discipleship training 5 p.m., evening worship 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer services 6:30 p.m. and AWANA 6 p.m. Rev. John Bryan is pastor. NEW BETHEL AME New Bethel A.M.E. in Florala and St. Matthews A.M.E. in Lockhart, AL. Morning Worship Services are held at 11 a.m. at New Bethel A.M.E. on the 1st and 3rd Sundays and at St. Matthews A.M.E. on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. You are cor- dially invited to come and worship. NEW HARMONY BAPTIST CHURCH New Harmony Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School Sunday, July 15-Thursday, July 19, from 6-8 p.m. Bible lesson, singing, crafts, games and food/snacks. Every- one welcome from the Nursery to the 6th grade. This is a great opportunity for your children to enjoy themselves while learning. For more information, call 850-834-2871. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH The congregation of the New Hope Baptist Church would like to invite the entire surrounding communities to the church. It is located between Florala and Opp off of Hwy. 331. Go north from Florala approximately 10 miles, turn left on New Hope Rd. Call (334) 493-7489, for information. Sunday School at 10 a.m. and Morning Worship at 11 a.m. NORTH CREEK HOUSE OF GOD North Creek House of God, at 10010 AL Hwy 55, north of Florala. Church services: Sunday School, 10 a.m., Sunday morning worship, 11 a.m., Sunday night service, 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday night service, 5:30 p.m. For more information call 334-858-3555. Rev. Jerry Johnson is pastor. PAXTON BAPTIST CHURCH The membership of Paxton Baptist Church invites ev- eryone to hear the Word and worship God each Sunday at 9:45 a.m. for Sunday School, 11 a.m. for Morning Wor- ship services, 5 15.m. for Evening Worship service, 6 p.m. for Wednesday Prayer Meeting, Youth Praise and Worship and Children Bible Time. We are located downtown Paxton. Pastor is Rev. John Lovelady, III. For additional information, contact 850-834-2718 during normal business hours. SIXTH AVENUE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Come to the Sixth Avenue Missionary Baptist Church where "Church is not a habit, it is an experience." Bring your bibles and read along as Rev. Ernest L. Powell, with clarity and passion, explains the Word of God. Sing along with the soul-stirring Sixth Avenue Gospel choirs. Services are as follows: Sunday school: 9:45 a.m.; worship service 2nd and 4th Sundays at 11 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday continued page 8 ROBERT NELSON MOSELEY Robert Nelson Moseley, age 77, passed away at his residence in Florala, follow- ing a lingering illness. A na- tive of Ozark, AL, he was the son of the late James Nel- son Moseley and Addie Mac Lowry Moseley. A graduate of Auburn University with a Master degree, he was-an educator for 42 years serv- ing 15 years at Covington County High School which is now, Florala High School, 25 years in the Covington County chool System and 2 years as superintendbnt, Andalusia School District. He served 10 years in the Alabama National Guard as a 1st Lt, A member of the Kiwanis Club in Andalusia. He enjoyed hunting and was a a student of the game of golf where he excelled in, not only playing, but the knowledge of improv- ing your ability to play. He attended the First Baptist Church of Florala.. Survivors include wife of 55 years, Rita Lancaster Moseley of Florala; son, Terry Moseley of Crestview, FL; daughters, Sonya Loo- ney and husband, Jerry, of Brentwood, TN., Ronda Ep- pinger and husband, Steven, of Nashville, TN; grandchil- dren, Joy Looney and Segen Eppinger. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 10 at Evans .Funeral Home with Reverend Edward Britton and Reverend Charlie Len- nard officiating. Interment followed in the Florala Greenwood Cem- etery. In lieu of flowers, dona- tions to Comfort Hospice or Florala First Baptist Church Elevator Fund. DEBORAH HOLLEY NORRIS Deborah Holley Norris of Florala, passed away July 8, 2012 in Dothan, AL hos- pital. She was born on Septem- ber 17, 1957 in Florala to Will A. (Frog) and Charlotte Holley. She was a lifelong resident of Florala. She was a very devoted wife and the perfect mother to her three children. There were also two other children, Jalynn and Greyson, for whom she also cared for deeply. She was also devoted to her Lord and Smyrna Baptist Church, where she was treasurer. She taught Sunday School for many years. She relished the opportunity to work with children of all ages. She also made sure the church was tidy and neat every week. She also loved tending to her flowers and watching her Cardinals and Hummingbirds through her front window. Survivors are loving hus- band of 37 years, DeWayne Norris, of Florala; daugh- ters, Kimberly (Heath) Har- rison of Florala, and Kayla Norris of Troy, AL; son, Will Norris of Florala; sisters, Rebecca (Wayne) Booker of Kinston and Wendy (Bo) Lasiter of Elba, AL, She was preceded in death by par- ents, Frog and Charlotte Holley. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m, Thursday, July 12 at Evans Funeral Home in Florala with Randy Holtz and Jason Martin officiat- ing. Interment will follow at Smyrna Baptist Church. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 at Evans Funeral Home. JEWELL AMELDA ROBINSON Jewell Amelda Robinson, age 98, joined her Heavenly Father on June 27, 2012. She passed away peace- fully in Hitchcock, TX with family at her side. She was born May 19, 1914 in An- dalusia, AL, the daughter of Elias and Emma Whid- don. She attended the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and served along- side her husband at several churches over approximate- ly 40 years. She worked at the Baton Rouge General Hospital Chaplain office for a number of years and vol- unteered at the hospital for a number of years after re- tirement. She was a kind, caring lady with a cheerful disposition' who served oth- ers throughout her life and will be missed by her family and friends. Survivors include son, James Robinson and wife, Diana; granddaughters, Ja- mie Jewell Robinson and Jessica Louise Robinson. She was preceded in death by mother and father, three . brothers, three sisters, hus- band of more than 70 years, Rev: Nathan L. Robinson; son, Nathan L. Robinson, Jr.; and daughter, Judith A. Robinson. Funeral services were held at Rabenhorst Funeral Home Eas t Chapel on Mon- day, July 2 conducted by the Rev. Gerald Wheeler and the Rev. George Higgins. Burial followed in Greeno- aks Memorial Park in Baton Rouge, LA.